*It looks like producer Mona Scott Young won’t get away with her latest depiction of black women on television.

Since its premiere on Monday, the “Love & Hip Hop” creator’s newest project, “Sorority Sisters,” has already been ripped to shreds on Twitter, has advertisers cutting ties and birthed an online petition seeking to cancel it immediately.

The show documents the lives of a several women who each belong to a black sorority, either Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta or Sigma Gamma Rho. The mass backlash boils down to one key gripe – the depiction of black sorors as shallow, catty individuals with zero redeeming qualities.

Twitter exploded with messages like these:



Some Twitter users went after the show’s advertisers – including Sprint.


While Sprint still has its money in the show, other companies have decided to pull their ads due to Twitter pleas.

Hallmark announced on Twitter its decision to pull ads just one day after several fans said they would no longer “support” it if they advertised with the show.

“Our commercials appeared as part of a larger buy on VH1. We aren’t planning to air commercials in future episodes.”

Just hours later, Carmex announced they would pulling their ads as well.


A petition has also been started on MoveOn.org that at press time already collected nearly 68,000. It only needs 75,000 to get to the next phase.

The petition, titled “End: Mona Scott-Young’s “Sorority Sisters” Show,” reads: “Stop the spread of ignorance and stereotyping of our beloved Black Greek letter organizations. Our founders amongst EVERY organization worked extremely hard to allow us to unite and flourish not only on college campuses, but as a people well beyond our college days, and Mona Scott-Young now threatens to demolish those aims and goals we all abide by.”

Of course, memes were created…

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Even notable political commentators had something to tweet. Roland Martin called the program a “ratchet ass show” and tweeted: “my brain cells are being destroyed at a rapid pace.”

Also criticized was Shanna, the show’s lone white Delta member.


Amber from Clemson, S.C., also a white Delta, called into Martin’s “NewsOne Now” show on TV One to complain about her depiction on the show.

“A lot of people will see one white Delta and think that we are all like that,” Amber told Martin. “I’m constantly fighting people thinking I joined for the attention and so clearly that is what it looks like for her, because she is now on a national television show, kind of using her whiteness, I believe, to get on that show. They want to see the reaction, they want to see the drama and that’s not what were supposed to be about so it is really disappointing.”

On the show, Shanna has already compared her issues with not feeling accepted by some black Delta members to the discrimination that a lot of blacks face on a daily basis.